Cigna Network Academy

NOTICE: The 2021-2022 recruiting season for this program is underway! Scroll down to learn more about the program and apply. You can also visit our events page to see if we'll be on your campus (virtually and/or in person) this fall.  Want to learn about Cigna's COVID-19 vaccine policy? Click here. 
If you’re looking for a challenging, ever-evolving career, you’ve come to the right place. Cigna Network Academy is designed to provide early-career professionals, like yourself, the skills necessary to assume a provider contracting role. Our training program gives you an in-depth understanding of what it takes to succeed in health care network development and provider contracting (ie. hospitals and physicians).

Throughout this multi-week program, participants experience a variety of environments, including a virtual classroom, in-person training, structured fieldwork, mentoring, and coaching. You will be working with local providers, otherwise known as physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities, to ensure we provide the highest quality of health care at the lowest cost to our customers.

Upon completion of the program, Network Academy graduates will have the necessary tools to navigate the versatility of the health care industry, understand the complexities of the provider landscape, and experience a fulfilling career as a provider contractor all while supporting your respective market.

Apply now for the full-time Cigna Network Academy role

What you'll do:

Establish, develop, and maintain relationships

​​​​​​​Within your assigned market, you’ll be expected to cultivate relationships with providers, both current and prospective. You will build and maintain relationships that nurture provider partnerships to support the local market strategy.
Gain understanding of the evolving landscape

​​​​​​​Understand the interrelationships and competitive landscape of the providers in your geographic area.
Understand the dynamics of provider networks

​​​​​​​Support strategic positioning for provider contracting, assist in the development of networks and help identify opportunities for greater value orientation.
Participate in contract negotiations

​​​​​​​Negotiate contracts with current and potential providers.
Be a team player

​​​​​​​Work closely with internal and external individuals to accomplish your goals, including your manager, Claims Operations, Medical Management, Provider Credentialing, Legal, Medical Economics, Compliance, Sales, Marketing, and Provider Relations.

Not quite ready for full-time? Check out our U.S. Commercial internship opportunities.

For individuals who have not yet graduated or are not ready to take on a full-time role, we have internship opportunities within our U.S. Commercial division. These 10-12 week summer internships are a great opportunity to learn more about provider contracting and sales at Cigna. 

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